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Freddie Norman scrap album


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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The inscription suggests that this album was created by "Emmie" for "Freddie Norman" as a Christmas gift in 1878. It is not clear what the relationship was between these individuals.

Biographical information derived from collection.

This nineteenth-century scrapbook bears the inscription "Freddie Norman, Christmas 1878 / 69 Howe St. / City / from Emmie." The scrapbook features color die-cut images of ladies, children, animals, boats, flowers, birds, famous composers, and seashells.

Notable groups of images include famous composers (Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Weber). Most of the die-cut images are chromolithographs. There are five die-cut, foil embossed images, depicting cherubs and a courting couple. There are five images portraying "Orientals" in formal dress

Folded and laid-in between pages is a excerpt from the

New York Times dated February 21, 1943, and titled "Washington Through the Years" by Malcolm Vaughan. On the reverse side there is an article by Jane Holt titled "Patterns For Living: The ABC of [wartime] Point Rations." The Washington article, with images depicting Washington at several ages, may have been saved by a later generation family member to fill blank pages in the album.

This album contains 62 pages of various paper types, but only 36 pages are filled. The spine is deteriorated but the pages over all are in good condition because paste was used to adhere the scraps. The cloth cover of the album is red with black and gold embossing and titled "ALBUM." The cover scene depicts a woman and female child picking flowers.

Item 0028: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 folio


Processed by Jennifer M. Nichols and Tim Pouch, October 2012. Encoded by Caitlin Farthing, February 2013.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2013 February 27
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Freddie Norman scrap album, 1878.
Item 0028
Physical Description

1 volume

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